Our work regularly features across media platforms, including BBC, Sky, and The Guardian.

16 August 2022

Dr Heather Wardle on BBC Newsnight discussing the Government’s Gambling White Paper

The government’s gambling white paper is imminent – and promises more protection to the vulnerable. But will it really do that if it means denting billions in tax revenues?

16 August 2022

Dr Heather Wardle on “a bet free life” podcast.

In episode 23 of The Bet Free Life…Dr. Nathan Smith Executive Director of the Kindbridge Research Institute RETURNS along with Dr Heather Wardle of the University of Glasgow to walk us through Dr Wardle’s study we previously went through in episode 20. We also talked about our experiences at the National Council on Problem Gambling’s annual conference.

16 August 2022

Sports Betting, Problem Gambling, And Suicide: Are Operators Doing Enough?

Sports Betting, Problem Gambling, And Suicide: Are Operators Doing Enough? Jeff Edelstein. USBets.

16 August 2022

Bookies boosted the number of ads by as much as 50 per cent during winter lockdowns, putting vulnerable gamblers at risk, research finds

Bookies boosted the number of ads by as much as 50 per cent during winter lockdowns, putting vulnerable gamblers at risk, research finds. Tom Witherow. Daily Mail.

7 October 2021

Dr Heather Wardle speaking to Times Radio about Public Health England’s report on gambling harms

Dr Heather Wardle was invited to discuss the recent Public Health England report on gambling harms. Heather is on at 1:09.

4 October 2021

Dr Heather Wardle on the relationship between area deprivation and gambling harms

The Social Market Foundation hosted a panel event at the Conservative Party Conference on October 4th, 2021. Dr Heather Wardle from the University of Glasgow, and member of Gambling Research Glasgow was invited to discuss the evidence relating to the relationship between area deprivation and gambling harms.

4 October 2021

Britain need not be a nation of gamblers. We have to rein in this industry

Massive profits are extracted from society’s most vulnerable. But the review of the gambling act will reinforce the status quo. Dr Heather Wardle. The Guardian.

5 September 2021

New initiative to teach Scottish pupils of the dangers of gambling

Dr Heather Wardle gave a statement on gambling harms and efforts to tackle it as a public health issue. Judith Duffy. The National.

14 June 2021

Football’s promotion of unhealthy consumption

Euro 2020: Football’s promotion of unhealthy consumption must end. Robin Ireland and Christopher Bunn. The Conversation

10 June 2021

University of Glasgow Spotlight

Heather Wardle looks ahead to the review of the UK Gambling Act and how to survive as a researcher in an area with powerful interest groups on the University of Glasgow’s Spotlight podcast with Graeme Roy.

2 May 2021

Gambling: A Sure Bet?

Heather Wardle investigates who wins, and who loses in the expanding world of online gambling. This 3-part series for the BBC World Service included case studies in Albania, Kenya, and the USA.

28 April 2021

Gambling: a sure bet?

Gambling: a sure bet? The global challenges facing young people. Heather Wardle. The Conversation

8 March 2021

Has COVID-19 caused a gambling pandemic?

Heather Wardle on Sky News Daily discussing the impact of COVID-19 on gambling habits in the UK.

24 June 2020

Problem gambling funding

UK betting firms’ move to redirect problem gambling funds raises concerns. Rob Davies. The Guardian

8 June 2020

Gambling and Video Games

Heather Wardle joined the Hype podcast to discuss the questions: What are loot boxes? Should loot boxes be considered gambling? What can you do if you or someone you know experience problem gambling? What are the signs and effects of gambling addiction?

19 July 2019

Problem gamblers and suicide

Problem gamblers much more likely to attempt suicide – study. Rob Davies. The Guardian.

15 July 2019

Current Advances in Gambling Research Conference

Gerda Reith summarises her contribution to the Society for the Study of Addiction conference in 2019, arguing for approaches to gambling that go beyond framing it as an individual responsibility.

20 June 2019

Problem gambling fund increase

UK gambling firms’ offer to boost levy branded a bribe to ward off tougher regulation. Rob Davies. The Guardian.

13 June 2019

New gambling tax

New gambling tax is moving up the agenda – here’s how it needs to work. Gerda Reith, Erika Langham, and Heather Wardle. The Conversation.

9 May 2019

Mandatory tax on gambling industry

Calls for mandatory tax on gambling industry to treat addiction in UK. Rob Davies. The Guardian.

8 May 2019

Gambling and public health

Heather Wardle discusses the need for policy action to prevent harms associated with gambling with the BMJ podcast.

5 December 2018

Focus On – Football and Gambling

Heather Wardle discusses her research on gambling for a special episode of the 90 Minute Cynic Celtic FC Podcast focused on Football and Gambling.

5 December 2018

Gambling is a public health issue

Heather Wardle explains the importance of treating gambling as health issue for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

15 July 2018

Betting advertising and the World Cup

Children ‘bombarded’ with betting adverts during World Cup. Pamela Duncan, Rob Davies, and Mark Sweney. The Guardian.

19 January 2018

Betting company sponsorship

Back in 2018, our team published work on the intensifying relationship between football and gambling marketing. Martin Williams. The Herald.

27 April 2017

UK gambling problem

Experts warn of £112.6bn scale of UK gambling problem. Paul MacInnes. The Guardian.

3 December 2014

Professional sportsmen and gambling

Survey finds high number of footballers and cricketers are ‘problem gamblers’. David Conn. The Guardian.

28 October 2014

Massachusetts casino resorts

Will gambling be good for the people of Massachusetts? The evidence suggests not. Gerda Reith. The Conversation

2 June 2014

Bookmakers police their own advertising

Is it a good bet to allow bookmakers to police their own advertising? Gerda Reith. The Conversation